Mental health, specifically depression and anxiety, affects a significant amount of people each year but it is rarely talked about. I used this project as a way to explore anxiety in a visual medium and help start the conversation. With anxiety, life can feel fleeting and many people feel out of control or like they are spiralling downwards. To express the intangibility of these feelings, I used long exposures and focused on the idea of movement creating almost ethereal and dream-like images. To juxtapose this, I created some sharper images to represent loss of balance and feeling on the edge. I feel like mixing these two styles of photography represent some of the different sides to anxiety.
Cybil Blyth • Rachel Cornish • Georgina Cuthbert • Christopher Drury • Katie Evans • Jaydine Foley • Michael Holden • Stephi Holgate • Gillian Hughes • Yasmin Rowlands • Paige Slade • Jessica Whitley-Baylee • Paige Woods • Maria Worrall •